In its matchday preview, FIFA.com highlights the battle between Mario Balotelli and Yuto Nagatomo, recalls Mexico’s win over Brazil at the 2005 tournament and hears from Zinha about the sides’ forthcoming clash.
FIFA.com reviews the 2013 CONCACAF Champions League, in which Monterrey again beat compatriots Santos in the final to reach the FIFA Club World Cup for a third time in a row.
In an exclusive interview, FIFA.com speaks to Santos Laguna goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez about his hopes of making a long-awaited appearance at the FIFA Club World Cup.
After Juventus fell just one short of 50 games unbeaten, FIFA.com looks back at the times where clubs and players have missed out on having their name etched into history by just one goal, game or appearance.
Apertura kings Monterrey will begin the forthcoming Clausura as the team to beat, but Santos Laguna, Cruz Azul, America and Toluca also have realistic designs on the trophy. FIFA.com previews an intriguing title race.
As the opening round unfolds in Argentina and Australia, and the top two square off in Japan and Korea Republic, intriguing matches will take place in Brazil, Mexico and the USA.